THE 10 MOST SPECTACULAR VINEYARDS IN THE WORLD.
Is there anything more wonderful than visiting an impressive vineyard and tasting a glass of wine while watching the sunset from the winery? Yes, visit a vineyard on this list and forget that time exists.
Forget the idea that you have preconceived that France has some of the most wonderful places and try to enter with us in the inhospitable and majestic places that we present below.
10 - Dr. Loosen (Germany)
The Winery of Dr. Loosen, Bernkasteler Lay is located in the valley of its vineyards, next to a majestic lake.
Lay is pronounced LIE, which in an ancient dialect means "slate", and was given to this village because of the composition of its floors.
This extraordinary vineyard produces wines with an extremely rich texture.
9 - Marqués de Rical (Rioja)
Located in The blind, in the Rioja Alavesa, the Marqués de Riscal winery it rises imperious among all its hectares of vineyards, where the grapes used to make its wines - mainly Tempranillo - are planted.
In 2006, the winery was inaugurated by King Emeritus Juan Carlos I, and with it a leisure complex was also inaugurated, which includes the Marqués de Riscal hotel.
8 - Rippon (New Zealand)
In 1975, Rolfe Mills, the third generation of a farming family, began planting vines to experiment on these lands. It is curious that this experiment ended up bearing fruit and in 1982 it was decided to start with the production of a wine of which its first vintage would take until 1989 to produce its first bottle.
At Rippon, caring for the land and soil is key to the development of their wines, and for this reason they have a culture closely linked to nature.
7 - Clos Apalta (Chile)
More befitting a Hobbiton Lord of the Rings villa than a royal winery, Clos Apatha makes only one variety of wine on soil with a highly diverse composition.
The Carmenère, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes are mainly grown in these lands.
6 - Viña Montes (Chile)
One of the most important vineyards in Chile. Viña Montes was born in 1987 by the hand of two excited partners who wanted to produce wines of a much higher quality than that which had been produced in Chile.
In Montes, the care of their vineyards is something fundamental and for this reason they have introduced innovative techniques in recent years such as integrated management, maintenance of the vegetation cover or the use of grazing animals to reduce the pressure of weeds in the vineyard.
5 - Catena Zapata (Argentina)
Nicolás Catena Zapata planted the Adrianna vineyard in Gualtallary with only one goal in mind: to find the coolest place to grow vines in Mendoza.
In Adrianna, high altitude sunlight would prove to have an impact far beyond the extent of photosynthesis. It took many years of observation to discover that the bright sunlight from the mountains is much stronger at high altitude than at sea level.
4 - Quinta do Crosto (Portugal)
Located on the right bank of the Douro River, between Régua and Pinhão, Quinta do Crasto has a plot of 135 hectares, with 74 hectares of vineyards.
With an exceptional location on the cusp of the river Duero is the swimming pool designed by the architect Eduardo Souto de Moura. In recent years, these vineyards, due to their unique location, have attracted news and visitors from all over the world.
3 - Viña Tondonia (Haro, La Rioja)
Founded more than 140 years ago by Don Rafael López Heredia, this Winery is based on two principles: Professionalism and Ethics.
The vineyards of Viña Tondonia extend for more than 100 hectares, on the right bank of the river Ebro, where the most typically Riojan vinifers are grown.
2 - Garzón Winery (Uruguay)
The Uruguayan Winery has been praised for being the undisputed leader in sustainability. Like other stars on the list, it offers a first-class program of tastings and events.
Its restaurant, with 120 seats, offers Uruguayan cuisine and panoramic views of all its fields. If you plan to visit Uruguay, reserving a seat in its restaurant is something you cannot stop doing.
1 - Zuccardi Valle de Uco (Argentina)
The 2019 winner is an Argentine winery in the lush heart of the Uco Valley, at the foot of the Andes Mountains.
Zuccardi Valle de Uco, a family business founded in 1963, presented in 2016 an impressive new modernist winery, designed by architects Tom Hughes, Fernando Raganato and Eugenia Mora.
"We are three generations involved in wine and working together," said Managing Director José Alberto Zuccardi, accepting the award under the frescoed ceiling of the 17th-century Banquet House.
"It's a great way to stay in touch with wine lovers."
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